Monday, March 16, 2015

Mobile technology in education

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is the largest multidisciplinary research organisation in Northern Europe, providing high-end technology solutions and innovation services. Their research studies indicate that many of the challenges currently faced by teachers could be efficiently addressed by mobile technology, for example the differentiation and support of different learning styles. The use of mobile technology in learning may also blur the boundaries between the school world and leisure time, promoting self-directed and informal learning. However, new technological solutions for education need to be introduced step by step and with a good understanding of users and their context, so that teachers and children can work efficiently while gradually introducing new practices.

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